When I was a kid, I loved snow days. Since I spent most of my school years in upstate New York, they were a rare treat. Yes, we had to shovel our massive driveway and sidewalk, but we got to sleep in, there was almost always hot cocoa, and I got to spend time reading. Heaven.
As a parent, I now get what a treat it was to have a mom who also worked at the school (until my brother and I were old enough to stay home alone). Every winter weather prediction leaves The Husband and I filtering through our schedules to balance childcare and work.
I did get to preserve one aspect of a snow day for our kiddo this week - sleeping in. She's a good sleeper already but, on our snow day, she gave me an extra 45 minutes. 45 minutes to triage my work email and enjoy a cup of coffee before I became the human play ground.
This was "a week." The Kiddo was home sick with us for three days while we waited for the results of her (third) COVID test. Negative. Then someone rolled into the back of our car at a stop light. It was the most minor of bumps but it somehow resulted in a flat front tire. Rest of the car is fine. That resulted in my hoofing it home a mile carrying our toddler. At least she got to yell "DOG!" at all the puppies out for their evening promenades.
On the positive side, I hosted the first webinar in our faculty series and it went great! We had higher attendance than I thought we would and the recording already has several views. I've got one more of these to run this upcoming week before I hand off the hard work to some vendors who will explain their own systems.
DC received it's first real snow in years at the beginning of this week. My winter loving husband was a fan. Our toddler was neutral on the subject. I enjoy snow but am not a fan of the cold. I prefer to watch winter weather from the comfort and warmth of our home.
Luckily, while the weather did reduce our daycare's operating hours, the storm itself was more pretty than disruptive. It ended in the kind of snow that coats everything and makes the world look like a powdered donut.
Now onto the things I enjoyed this week.